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In 1976 the statistician George Box mentioned that all models are wrong, but some are useful. He was right. When we try limit our understanding about the world and express it in the mathematical terms, almost always we would be able to find exceptions. Nevertheless, model development is important to reduce our understanding about reality into comprehensible scale, where we could figure out the causal relationships of the studied phenomenon.

In biology and neurobiology in particular, scientists are always working with the particular model. The whole animal, cell culture or even certain sub-cellular mechanism working in a Petri dish could be a model of the particular biological process. Besides the physical models, there are also mathematical ones. They usually consist of the system of equations or rules describing the particular phenomenon. Every model is usually the result of work of the research group, which has been working on it for a long time. …


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This is the portrait of Fedor Dostoevsky who suffered from epilepsy. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_Dostoevsky

Finally, we have submitted our paper to the journal after 3 years of hard work. It was a long journey with ups and downs, so now it is a good occasion to share the main points of our research.

Epilepsy is very common neurological disorder, it affects nearly 1% of the human population. Greeks gave it the name ἐπίληπτος, which means captured. …


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https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-019-01760-1

We recently prepared the manuscript for bioarxiv and submitted to the journal. It took almost 3 years for the whole team to make this work. Here is a little summary of what we found with the intro. So, I decided to practice my sci comm skills.

According to Carl Sagan “the brain is a very big place in a very small space”. …

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Anatoly Buchin

Research Scientist at Allen Institute, eternal learner https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatoly-buchin-a164895b/

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